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[wptabs type=”accordion” mode=”horizontal”] [wptabtitle]English 1[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: LA105SLAA, LA105SLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

This course will move students towards meeting or exceeding Oregon graduation requirements in reading and writing through a comprehensive study of literature and writing. Students will read both fiction and nonfiction from a variety of genres, and they will learn to write three-part thesis based analytical essays. Additionally, they will write in the narrative mode in both formal and informal settings. In order for students to succeed in these areas, instructors will emphasize particular skill sets that will form the foundation for academic reading and writing. Also, in order to track student learning, all students will take the writing internal assessment at the end of the course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]English 1 Honors[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: LA105HLAA, LA105HLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 9

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed for incoming freshman who desire to pursue a rigorous course of study in English Language Arts. Students will explore novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction articles, vocabulary, and writing through both in-class study and independent reading and writing. Students work to meet and exceed state proficiency standards to prepare for their next level of education. Also, in order to track student learning, all students will take the writing internal assessment at the end of the course.

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Course #: LA114SLAA, LA114SLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 10

Prerequisites: None

Building off of the curriculum from English 1, this course will continue to move students towards meeting or exceeding graduation requirements in reading and writing through a comprehensive study of literature and writing. Students will read both fiction and nonfiction from a variety of genres, and they will continue to hone their ability to write three-part thesis based analytical essays. Additionally, they will write in the narrative mode in both formal and informal settings. In order for students to succeed in these areas, instructors will emphasize particular skill sets that will form the foundation for academic reading and writing. All students will take the writing internal assessment at the beginning and end of the course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]English 2 Honors[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

Course#: LA114HLAA, LA114HLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 10

Prerequisites: None

This course is designed as a course that builds on the skills students developed in English 1. Although English 1 Honors is not a requirement to enroll in this course, students should recognize that the focus of the course will be analytical reading, writing and speaking. The curiculum emphasizes both key texts from world literature as well as nonfiction texts. In this, the class mirrors English 2, but students will be exposed to a wider array of texts, and writing and speaking assessments will be more varied and student driven. This course is designed as excellent preparation for the upper level English courses during 11th and 12th grades. Also, in order to track student learning, all students will take the writing internal assessment at the end of the course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Business Communications A/B[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: LA142SLAA, LA142SLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 10-12

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students writing and composition through the lens of the professional or business environment.  Audience consideration, office communications, business plans, and expository writing will all be featured.  Additionally, this class will prepare students to write research papers and/or technical reports.  Emphasis will be on researching (primary and secondary sources), organizing (material, thoughts, and arguments), and writing in a persuasive or technical style.  Successful completion of this course fulfills 1 credit of English graduation requirements.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]English 3[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: LA122SLAA, LA122SLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 11

Prerequisites: None

Continuing to build off of the curricula from English 1 and English 2, this course will move students beyond Oregon graduation requirements in reading and writing and towards college preparedness through a comprehensive study of literature and writing. Students will read both fiction and nonfiction from a variety of genres, and they will continue to write three-part thesis based analytical essays. Additionally, they will write in the narrative mode in both formal and informal settings. In order for students to succeed in these areas, instructors will reemphasize the skill sets of academic reading and writing that are the cornerstones of success. All students will take the writing internal assessment at the end of the course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]AP Language and Composition[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course#: LA115ALA1, LA115ALA2, LA115ALA3

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/English

Grade: 11

Prerequisites: English 2 or English 2 Honors

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

The AP Language and Composition course encourages students to read and write prose at the university level. Students enroll in AP Language and Composition for three terms, during which they will encounter a breadth of texts, both fiction and nonfiction, centered around the concept of human rights. The three terms will focus on overarching themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Within each of the terms, students will read, think, and write about the arguments that all texts, both linguistic and visual, make. Studying these texts will alert students not only to the role of writer/artist, but also to the role of audience in all textual interactions. Exposing students to a variety of rhetorical techniques, AP Language and Composition will prepare students to succeed across the curriculum in the university setting.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]English 4[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent] Course #: LA132SLAA, LA132SLAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/English

Grade(s): 12

Prerequisites: None

As the final stage of the English course of study, this full year course will move students beyond Oregon graduation requirements in reading and writing and prepare students to transition to college, without need for remediation, through a comprehensive study of literature and writing. Students will read both fiction and nonfiction from a variety of genres, and they will continue to write three-part thesis based analytical essays. Additionally, they will write in the narrative mode in both formal and informal settings. In order for students to succeed in these areas, instructors will reemphasize the skill sets of academic reading and writing that are the cornerstones of success. All students will take the writing internal assessment at the end of the course.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]AP Literature and Composition[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course#: LA138ALA1, LA138ALA2, LA138ALA3

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/English

Grade(s): 12

Prerequisite: English 3 or AP Lang & Comp

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

An AP English Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods, concentrating on works of recognized literary merit. The pieces chosen invite and reward rereading and do not, like ephemeral works in such popular genres as detective or romance fiction, yield all (or nearly all) of their pleasures of thought and feeling the first time through. The AP English Literature Development Committee agrees with Henry David Thoreau that it is wisest to read the best books first; the committee also believes that such reading should be accompanied by thoughtful discussion and writing about those books in the company of one’s fellow students.

[/wptabcontent] [wptabtitle]Creative Writing[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #: LA202SLAA

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/English

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: English 1 & 2

Creative Writing is designed for students interested in close reading and writing in a variety of genres, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Students will read and analyze exemplar texts then employ the writing process as they create their own works. Students will share and critique in writing groups, working toward a creative portfolio.

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[wptabtitle]Speech and Debate[/wptabtitle][wptabcontent]

Course #:LA211SEL

Length & Credit: 1 trimester/.5 credit/Elective

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

This course provides the opportunity to gain fluency in the essential skills required for oral communication and rhetoric. Students gain an understanding of basic public speaking and debate techniques through reading and viewing effective speeches and an introduction to rhetorical strategies. Students will research, write, and present their own expository, demonstrative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches. In addition, students will prepare and perform dramatic readings in poetry, prose, or drama. Students will practice communication skills including delivery techniques, dealing with stage fright, reading an audience, listening, and critiquing.

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